West Cheshire Football League round-up, 18 November 2023

Despite efforts from Anthony Griffith and Elliot Taylor, Litherland Remyca Res. were upstaged by Newton on Monday evening.

The Go2Day West Cheshire League Division One title challengers, posted an 8-2 result, courtesy of replies from Ross McDowell (3), Ryan Beigan (2), Liam Smith, Dan Williams, and Thomas Field.

Friday evening told a different tale however, as Newton forfeited the only unbeaten record in the top flight after they capitulated 3-2 to goals from Rainhill Town‘s Ant Dunleavy, Tom Harding, and Jason McConville.

Third-placed FC Bootle cranked up their challenge, after efforts from Shaun Harris, Dylan Westerside, Joe Tynan, and Isaac Jones secured a 4-1 decision over last season’s champions, Mersey Royal, who had Connor Doyle in reply.

Hat-tricks from Caleb Jones and Nathan Peet anchored second-placed Mossley Hill Ath. to a 6-0 victory over Vauxhall Motors Res.

Alex Fletcher netted for Ashville Res. but it was the hosts, Helsby, who profited, with Joel Jones, Lee Guirado, Sonny Dean, and Jamie Hooper sharing the goals in a 4-1 triumph.

Respective marksmen in Ellesmere Port Town‘s 1-1 stalemate with Marshalls were Joe Davis and Louie Jarvis.

Only one fixture took place in Division Two, and it was celebration time for Neston Nomads, with Nathan Ellis (2), Sam Hayley, Callum Spence, and Jordan Davies finding the net in Saturday’s 5-0 eclipse of West Kirby, as Nomads recorded their second win of the season.

Division Three pacesetters, FC Kirkby, stayed seven points in credit at the top thanks to a 3-2 triumph at Runcorn Sports Res., confirmed by efforts from Brendan Rawcliffe (2) and Charlie Bennett. The hosts had Luca Tron and Steve Butler on target.

Nearest rivals, Cammell Laird 1907 Res., savoured a return to action, goals from Ben Crossley (2) Kieran Hughes, and Cy Sullivan sparking a 4-0 victory over Rainhill Town Res.

In the Wirral DFA Amateur Cup, West Kirby Res., with efforts from Kyle Bennett (2) and John Pomfrett clinched their place in the semi-finals, following a 3-0 success at Moreton, and in the CCFA U18’s cup second round, Longworth and Ryan bagged a goal apiece as Vauxhall Motors overcame Cheadle Town 2-1.

Congratulations also go to Athletico Blues, who beat MSB Woolton Bilbao 2-0 in the LCFA U18s cup first round, thanks to strikes from George Murray and George Walker.

On the domestic scene, Runcorn Sports, with goals from Kier Fenlon (2), Ryan Burnell, and James Pye made it to the quarter-finals of the Haworth and Gallagher Bowl after they won 4-0 at Maghull Res., but efforts from Mamadou Djabi, Jack Hughes, and Salim Djabi failed to prevent South Sefton Borough from losing 4-3 to replies from South Liverpool Res.‘ Alex Almond, Amr Badhawi, Yusuf Moshin, and Adam Shelton.

Hakeem Munns and Jonathan Liddle applied the finishing touches as Mossley Hill Ath. U23s accounted for Marshalls Res. 2-1 but a penalty from Ant Jacobs proved to be a consolation only, as Huyton Rovers went down 3-1 at home to Mallaby. The cup holders scored through Rory Aldiss, Tom Black, and an Exocet free kick from Jack Ireland.

Elsewhere a solitary effort from Cam Clark rubber-stamped Chester Nomads Res.’ progression to the West Cheshire Shield second round at the expense of Frodsham Park JFC.

Saturday’s Youth Division action saw fourth-placed AFC Knowsley, with goals from Bobby Connor, Sam Rockett, and George Clarkson eclipse Maghull 3-2. Elliot Barry and Will Carden scored for the visitors.

On target for West Kirby Utd in their 3-2 away win at Vauxhall Motors were Tom Barrett, Oscar Wilkinson, and Brad Downey. Motors hit back via Cody Carter and Kyle Robinson.

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